North Coast CNPS

Places to see plants

Places We Go to See Native Plants

Seeing native plants in their natural habitats is one of the favorite activities of CNPS members and something we want everyone to do. The chapter helps make this happen by offering short plant walks near our population centers and by organizing day trips and a few over-nighters to more distant sites. These trips are open to any interested person, not just members. We welcome beginners and experts; we enjoy learning from each other. See the activity list for upcoming trips, and look at the lists of past trips in the left column of that page. 

The places we visit are usually open to the public. We encourage you to explore there on your own. Below are listed places we have visited in the last ten years, some only once, some repeatedly. More information about each place will be added as soon as I can! Carol Ralph, Field Trip Chair

Places Very Near Arcata-Eureka listed north to south

Hammond Trail
Azalea State Reserve
Mad River County Park
Lanphere Dunes Unit
Ralphs' wetlands
Jolly Giant Creek
Humboldt State University campus - conifers
Arcata Community Forest
Arcata Marsh
Baylands Restoration, Arcata
Jacoby Creek Canyon
Manila Dunes
Eureka Dunes
North Spit
Sequoia Park, Eureka
Elk River Wildlife Sanctuary

Places North of Arcata-Eureka alphabetically, with approximate hours travel

Baker Beach 0.5
Bald Hills Rd. 1
Bear Basin Butte & Buck Lake
3
Big Lagoon County Park 0.5
Brown Crk-South Fork Loop in Prairie Creek S. P.
1
Chetco River Redwoods, Oregon
3
Coastal Road 1
Coastal Trail--Requa-Lagoon Creek 1
Crescent City Marsh 1.5
Dolason Prairie Trail 1
Dry Lagoon-Stone Lagoon 1
Elk Head, Trinidad
0.5
French Hill Rd above Gasquet
2
High Divide Rd. 2
Jedediah Smith Redwoods 2
Lake Earl 1.5
Mad River Bluffs 0
Mad River Wetlands 0
Mill Creek Campground 1
Myrtle Creek 2
Patrick's Point State Park 0.5
Point Saint George 1.5
Prairie Creek Redwoods -- lichens 1
Prairie Creek S.P.--3 trails 1
Prairie Creek Trail 1
Redwood Creek Trail 1
Rhododendron Trail 1
Rock Creek Ranch, South Fork Smith R. 2
Rough and Ready Botanical Wayside 3
Siskiyou Mts. from Selma 3
Skunk Cabbage Trail 1
Stagecoach Hill Azalea Reserve 0.5
Stony Creek 2
Tolowa Dunes 2
Trinidad Head 0.5
Trinidad State Beach 0.5

Places East of Arcata-Eureka alphabetically, with approximate hours travel

Ammon Prairie 2
Bair Rd. 1
Big Flat, Trinity Mts. 3
Board Camp Mt. 1
Burnt Ranch Campground 2
Cedar Camp area, out of Orleans 2
Cold Spring near Horse Mountain
1
Cook and Green Pass 3
East Fork Willow Creek 1
Friday Ridge Rd. 1
Grays Falls Campground 2
Grouse Mt. 1
Groves Prairie 2
Horse Mountain Botanical Area 1
Horse Mtn. to Spikebuck Meadow 1
Horse Mtn. to Grouse Mtn. 1
Kangaroo Lake 4
Lily Heaven (Bluff Creek Rd.)
2
Mad River Buttes (Board Camp Mtn.) 2
Mt. Lassen 4
Pine Ridge 1
Poker Flat & Kelly Lake 3
Scott Mtn. & Mt. Eddy 3
South Fork Trinity River Trail
2
Titlow Hill 1
Waterdog Lake 2

Places South of Arcata-Eureka alphabetically, with approximate hours travel

Alder Point 3
Benbow to Garberville Trail
2
Bull Creek - Albee  Creek area 2
Canoe Creek in Humboldt Redwoods S. P.
2
Elk River Trail, Headwaters Forest 0.5
Grasshopper Peak 2
Grizzly Creek Redwoods S. P.
1
Guthrie Creek 2
Headwaters Forest 1
Humboldt Bay NWR - Loleta 1
Humboldt Botanical Garden 0.5
Lassics Botanical and Geological Area 3
Mail Ridge (Dyerville Loop Rd.) 2
Mattole Rd. 1
Mendocino - Jughandle, etc. 4
Rohner Park, Fortuna 0.5
Russ Park, Ferndale 1
Shapeero property, Hydesville 0.5
Table Bluff County Park 0.5

 

Azalea State Reserve

Mad River County Park

Lanphere Dunes Unit

Ralphs' wetlands

Jolly Giant Creek

Humboldt State University campus--conifers

Arcata Community forest

Arcata Marsh

Baylands Restoration, Arcata

Jacoby Creek Canyon

Manila Dunes

Eureka dunes

North Spit

Sequoia Park, Eureka

Elk River Wildlife Sanctuary

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